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Call for nominations - UIA “Rule of Law” Award in cooperation with LexisNexis

UIA launches its call for nominations for the 2018 UIA Rule of Law Award in cooperation with LexisNexis.

This award was established in 2016 to reward individuals and/or organisations contributing actively to the development and promotion of the Rule of Law at the national, regional or international level, particularly within the legal community.

It is a symbolic prize, without any financial endowment, that is aimed at acknowledging and publicising the award-recipients for their commitment and actions.

Since its creation, it has been awarded successively to the Malaysian Bar, in 2016, and to Saidbek Nuritdinov, President of the Union of Advocates of the Republic of Tajikistan, in 2017.

Nominations can be submitted until March 31, 2018. Nominations shall be made by completing the official nomination form (in Word Format) in one of the three UIA working languages ( English, French or Spanish).

All the nominees:

- Must be lawyers or judges, bar associations or lawyers’ organisations or eminent legal organisations practicing in the public or private sector;

- May be UIA members (except for those holding official functions within the association) ;

- Must have spearheaded the promotion and development of the Rule of Law;

- Must have made significant, recent and peaceful contributions to promote the Rule of Law.


The UIA/LexisNexis Rule of Law Award shall be awarded during the annual UIA congress’ Opening Ceremony, to be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, in Porto, Portugal.

The Award Rules and the nomination forms are available below.

Should you require further information, please contact UIA Headquarters by email or by phone at + 33 1 44 88 55 66.



UIA_LN_ROL_Award_Rules_2018_EN.pdf158.41 KB
UIA_LN_ROL_Award_Form_2018_EN.doc90 KB

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